Tag: remodel

Some Do’s and Don’t’s of Remodeling

If you are thinking about remodeling your home what are some of the do’s and don’ts of taking on this task? It can be a stressful time and quite costly if you don’t understand some of the best ways to start. First let’s decide which room to remodel first. Once you have decided which room you will remodel, you will want to draw up some plans. What do you want the upgrade to look like? And one more question, are you looking to add value to your home or is it something you are deciding to do for your family? Read More

Don’t Get Winter Blues! Dress Up Your Home!

Just because fall is here and winter is right around the corner doesn’t mean you cant change up your house. You may not be able to work on the outside but the inside does not have to suffer the weather. One easy task to change up a kitchen would be to update the backsplash. You can do something elegant like our Cosa Marble Onyx Collection or something simple like our Cosa Marble Glass Thassos. Just a simple update will change an entire look. Read More

Hiring a contractor? Things you need to know.

It can be hard to hire a contractor. Not only do you want this individual to do the job correctly, you want to make sure that you can get along with them. After all, whether you are renovating your kitchen, bathroom or whole home, you might see a lot of this individual. When starting your search, there are certain things you need to know about them to make sure they are the right person for the job.

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Choosing the right laminate flooring

Let’s face it, hardwood flooring looks amazing, but sometimes it’s just too expensive for our own homes. A great alternative is laminated flooring. Laminate flooring goes through a laminated process of several layers. It consists of four components that contribute to its durability and makes it very affordable.

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Plywood Primer: What you need to know.

Plywood was never really an appealing material to work with. However, in recent years, many designers have adapted the material as a creative muse. Builders are also thinking of innovative ways to use it in their own designs. Rather than only being used in unfinished work spaces, or simply as subflooring for kitchen, bathroom or whole house renovation; you’ll see plywood in completed projects.

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Do You Know The Signs It Is Time to Replace Your Carpet?

Wall-to-wall carpeting can be a blessing and a curse, even to the most careful homeowner. Some homeowners decide to replace their flooring with tile or hardwood and then add an area rug to have the best of both worlds. Proper maintenance can definitely extend the life of any carpet. All carpets that have high traffic areas will need to replaced sooner or later. Some of the signs are obvious, such as, wear spots, stains, color or difference. But some signs are more subtle so you will need to know what they are.

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Is it time to replace your windows? What you need to know first.

Like everything in your home over the years windows will become outdated and because of this replacing them might not be the only option. If you are considering and kitchen or bathroom renovation then windows will be on your radar. By replacing your windows you will have less drafts, the new windows will be easier to clean, lighter to open and close and the safety featured will be substantially improved. They will be more cost efficient as well. So what are some of the things you need to know before you make the investment.

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Stoves: What are your best choices?

When choosing a stove you really only have two main types of stoves—gas and electric. Unless you are doing a complete remodel on your kitchen, you are generally bound by what you already have in your home. Most people gravitate towards what they grew up with and what they first learned to cook with. But over time your preferences might change, electric users might want to cook on gas and gas users on electric. The switch isn’t as difficult as you might think, gas to electric only means capping off the line, shutting the gas off to that line and installing a 220 plug. Electric to gas is a bit more difficult, you have to decide what kind you want natural or propane. If you already have a natural line coming into your house you just have to add one to the kitchen, if you do not then you need to install a propane tank and run a line into the house.

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Budgeting for Your Bedroom Remodel

How Much Should You Spend?

How much money you’ll spend to give your master bedroom a fresh look depends many factors, including the remodel’s scope, where you live and unexpected problems that arise during construction. Costs for different types of projects vary widely, and the features you choose can be as expensive as your budget allows.

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Questions to Ask Before Adding On

You’ve perused showrooms, flipped through home magazines, studied friends’ houses—and perhaps even found design inspiration in your own dreams. You have a clear idea of what your dream kitchen will look like, a budget, and perhaps a scrapbook filled with clippings, brochures and back-of-an-envelope sketches. But you’re not quite ready to start your addition project—until you ask yourself the following questions: Read More